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Residents of Sec 24 girls’ hostel allege molestation, SOPU members protest

The girls alleged that one of the residents of the hostel saw a mess worker peeping into a room in the basement, where the women were asleep.

SOPU members argue with the staff of the Girls’ hostel in Sector 24 on Thursday. (Source: Express photo by Sumit Malhotra)
SOPU members argue with the staff of the Girls’ hostel in Sector 24 on Thursday. (Source: Express photo by Sumit Malhotra)

High drama prevailed at Girls Hostel in Sector 24, after a few residents of the hostel alleged molestation by one of the mess worker on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) members staged a protest demanding action against the accused.

The girls alleged that one of the residents of the hostel saw a mess worker peeping into a room in the basement, where the women were asleep. The incident took place at 2.30 am, after which the residents nabbed the accused and thrashed him. The accused then, ran towards the entrance gate of the hostel and managed to escape. The mess worker was hired a week back.

Though, police was called in the hostel on Thursday, no complaint was given by the residents. The women were also divided into two groups, those who wanted to give the complainant and those who did not.

“They said that they had a management issue which has been sorted out. They have not given any complaint as they are satisfied with the decision made by the management to fire the mess worker from job,” said in-charge of Sector 24 police post.